snickerdoodle bars

so i have a friend who gave up dessert for lent… while i probably should have given up dessert, i don’t think the world is ready for that monster. no sweets for 40 days and 40 nights? yeah i would pretty much be going through withdrawls and catatonic. asking me to do that would be like telling my mom to give up coffee. trust me on this… BAD IDEA.

although if i’m being honest, i’d love to be a very, very small fly on the wall to see what the result of that would be…

anyways… i probably should have given up dessert along with my coke and fast food (both of which i very rarely drink / eat but could KILL for during lent). but i didn’t more power to those of you that did.

you might want to stop reading now…

seriously.

i warned you.

so i pretty much love snickerdoodles. well let’s face it… i pretty much love any kind of cookies but snickerdoodles are up there. ok well every cookie is up there but that’s not really the point is it? but snickerdoodles and sugar cookies hold a special place because of their sheer simplicity and deliciousness. i mean when you get down to it, these are the simplest of cookies. flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, butter. not too much more than that. and i’m pretty much on a mission to try snickerdoodles in every form out there. snickerdoodle muffins, cookies, cupcakes, and these bars. these bars were quite yummy… but not the same as snickerdoodle. part of that is probably because i’m a bigger fan of cookies than bars but still. they were good enough for someone to ask me for the recipe ASAP so they could be snacks for a road trip to disney… just saying. while i enjoy the cookies more, i would make these again in a heartbeat. they would be especially good treats for tailgating in the fall… again, just saying.

snickerdoodle bars

  • 2 1/3 c flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c (1 1/2 sticks) softened, unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 c + 1 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbs milk
  1. preheat oven to 350F. spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. mix flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  3. beat butter until it’s light and fluffy. beat in sugars (minus the 1 tbs of sugar) and salt. beat in eggs one at a time and add vanilla (minus the 1/2 tsp). add the dry ingredients to the batter on a low speed until just incorporated.
  4. spread half the batter in the pan. mix together the remaining sugar and cinnamon. sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the batter. drop tsp amounts of the remaining batter on top of the cinnamon sugar mixature.
  5. bake 20-25 min or until golden brown. cool completely
  6. mix together the remaining vanilla, milk and powdered sugar. drizzle over the cooled bars.

simple as that.

kisses.

recipe from: betty crocker

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